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flex-flow

The flex-flow CSS shorthand property specifies the direction of a flex container, as well as its wrapping behavior.

Constituent properties

This property is a shorthand for the following CSS properties:

Syntax

/* flex-flow: <'flex-direction'> */
flex-flow: row;
flex-flow: row-reverse;
flex-flow: column;
flex-flow: column-reverse;

/* flex-flow: <'flex-wrap'> */
flex-flow: nowrap;
flex-flow: wrap;
flex-flow: wrap-reverse;

/* flex-flow: <'flex-direction'> and <'flex-wrap'> */
flex-flow: row nowrap;
flex-flow: column wrap;
flex-flow: column-reverse wrap-reverse;

/* Global values */
flex-flow: inherit;
flex-flow: initial;
flex-flow: unset;

Values

See flex-direction and flex-wrap for details on the values.

Formal definition

Initial value as each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies to flex containers
Inherited no
Computed value as each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

<'flex-direction'> || <'flex-wrap'>

Examples

Setting column-reverse and wrap

element { 
  /* Main-axis is the block direction with reversed main-start and main-end. Flex items are laid out in multiple lines */
  flex-flow: column-reverse wrap;            
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module
The definition of 'flex-flow' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
flex-flow 29
29
21
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
12 28
28
49
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
44
Prefixed Disabled
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Disabled From version 44: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
11 12.1
12.1
15
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
9
9
6.1
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
flex-flow 4.4
4.4
≤37
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
29
29
25
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
28
28
49
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
44
Prefixed Disabled
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Disabled From version 44: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
12.1
12.1
14
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
9
9
7
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
2.0
2.0
1.5
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/flex-flow